ConstructConnect Presents Fourth Annual CanaData West Construction Forecasts Conference in Vancouver

Vancouver Sun journalist Vaughn Palmer will deliver the conference keynote on October 11

October 3, 1017

VANCOUVER, B.C. ConstructConnect, a leading provider of construction information and technology solutions in North America, announced its fourth annual CanaData West Construction Industry Forecasts Conference, which features keynote speaker Vaughn Palmer, award-winning political journalist with the Vancouver Sun. CanaData is recognized as a premier construction economic event for professionals throughout Canada and was designed to provide actionable insight into Canada’s construction industry. The half-day event takes place at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver on October 11, 2017.

Fresh off the heels of the successful CanaData East Forecasts Conference in Toronto, a similar showcase will be held in Vancouver, with a luncheon address by Vancouver Sun journalist, Vaughn Palmer, an expert in British Columbian politics. The CanaData Construction Industry Forecasts Conference features discussions from high-profile, engaging speakers on residential, retail and commercial outlooks, with special emphasis on upcoming trends, infrastructure needs, commodities and technology.

“Carl Bernstein, legendary journalist, was CanaData East’s keynote in September and his sharp analysis was U.S.-focused,” explained Mark Casaletto, President, ConstructConnect Canada. “For CanaData West we’re putting the lens on British Columbia and Western Canada. Vaughn Palmer started working for the Vancouver Sun at the height of Watergate. His perspective and ability to analyze British Columbian politics is incomparable. Vaughn is who we want to hear from most, at this consequential moment in British Columbian politics.”

In addition to Mr. Vaughn, this year’s conference features a well-respected lineup of speakers:

  • Mario Canseco, vice president, public affairs, Insights West
  • Alex Carrick, chief economist CanaData/ConstructConnect
  • Mark Casaletto, president ConstructConnect Canada
  • Patricia Mohr, corporate director and economist/commodity market specialist
  • Brian Yu, deputy chief economist, Central 1 Credit Union

“Canada has always placed great reliance on its resource sector, but fundamental change is occurring in response to environmental concerns, a world-wide shift away from fossil fuels and the unpredictable nature of our future trading relationship with the United States. In reaction, Canada and its best-performing province, British Columbia, have been making great strides in generating new jobs in knowledge-based sectors,” said ConstructConnect Chief Economist Alex Carrick. “But, what are the implications for construction? Staying successful within today’s climate of unprecedented business upheaval requires a level of mental dexterity and decision-making acumen that only CanaData West can deliver.”

The event is open to the public. To reserve a seat for the event or learn more about the CanaData Construction Industry Forecasts Conference, visit the conference website at

About ConstructConnect
ConstructConnect is a leading provider of construction information and technology solutions in North America.  Through the combination of its four legacy brands (iSqFt, Construction Market Data, BidClerk and Construction Data), ConstructConnect brings project participants together with the most complete, accurate and actionable construction data and tools to drive success in national, regional and local markets.  Its collaborative network empowers the construction industry to be more successful with access to relevant information through easy to use technology. For more information, visit